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A Delivery Mechanism for Driving Sustainable Solution Development and Capital Investment to Meet UK Carbon Emission Targets

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Abstract:

Climate change is driving the UK to set significant CO2 emission reduction targets over the next 4 decades and for the first time, the UK financial regulator and the environmental legislation enforcer are asking water companies in England and Wales to consider sustainable solutions as part of their next five year capital investment programme. In order for the water companies to do this effectively it is necessary to change current capital delivery protocols to consider carbon as part of both financial and performance metrics.

The development of necessary tools, protocols and guidance has been necessary to allow both sustainable solution selection and provide the basis behind a platform to allow wastewater discharge consents to consider not only the impact to water quality but also the relative increase in associated carbon emissions. In this way a more holistic approach to environmental protection can be achieved.

This paper describes some of the tools and protocols that are in development for delivering UK capital investment programmes which begin to balance cost, carbon and water quality to deliver to the concept of Best Available Technique Not Exceeding Excessive Cost and Carbon (BATNEECC).

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864708790894304

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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